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  Current    Liberally Stephanie Miller    News/Business.   
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    February 21, 2013
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the sequester from kicking in because again, they're protecting the oil companies and their rich buddies from having to lose any of their tax loopholes. and yet all reporters keep asking at the briefings and did again yesterday is why doesn't the president just meet with john boehner or sit down with mitch mcconnell? they could solve it all. don't they remember the president met with them countless times in the first term and not one good thing came out of any one of those meetings. haven't we learned? meeting with john boehner and mitch mcconnell is a total freaking waste of time! don't do it, mr. president. see you tomorrow!
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>> stephanie: hello, tv land. jacki schechner good morning! >> good morning you got the memo to wear green today too. >> stephanie: i did, thank you. birthday boy karl frisch is going to be here. >> it's his birthday. >> stephanie: he is now 35 and able to run for president. >> i didn't bake anything no strippers, i totally failed as a friend. >> stephanie: that's right. adam schiff the congressman from right outside the window -- >> he is the congressman of your block? >> stephanie: he is. he will be here to explain why the republicans are not going to win the sequester fight. here agency is jacki schechner in the current news center.
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>> good morning, everybody, vice president biden is traveling to danbury danbury, connecticut today to address the issue of gun violence. the conversation will include discussions of ways to protect our children and keep our communities safer. at the same time the national rifle association is launching an anti gun control campaign. it is a printed a in five states, states with senator who are either retiring or facing tough reelection. the ad doubles down on the nra's totally misleading report last week, claiming it was an official document and proposed mandatory gun confiscation. it also includes regional print ads and commercials online. let's go to a little lighter us
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in now. we have the first lady's official second-term portrait. and it features her famous new bangs. it is a beautiful shot but just like the president's second term portrait it is different from the first. the big talk at the time was her famously toned arms. and speaking of former first ladies, hillary clinton when she hits the speaking circuit is going to make some $200,000 per speech. that's about $38,000 more than her -- her husband did when he first hit the speaking circuit himself. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us.
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. representative adam schiff congressman from right outside the window will be here in hour number two. he explain why the republicans are not going to win this sequestration fight. because it turns out there is a
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power point. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: that boner sent to his friends back when this happened, talking about what a dandy idea this was. >> it's the obamaquester. >> stephanie: hashtag. i'm hip with what the kids are doing. >> i'm hip to the lingo, daddyo. >> i don't know that anybody has ever used that hashtag. >> stephanie: let's say hi to the birthday boy. >> what? ♪ karl ♪ >> stephanie: karl frisch, bullfightstrategies.com. ♪ so exciting to me ♪ >> stephanie: come to momma for your birthday spankings. it's karl frisch's 35th birthday. good morning karl frisch. >> good morning, i didn't see you there.
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i'm just sitting on my front porch rocking chair. >> stop it you are talking to people who are a lot older than you are. >> stephanie: yeah hush now, sonny. somebody had to take you out for your birthday last year you told me at 5:00. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: i'm always rapping on restaurant doors going why aren't you open yet? >> what is going on? it's 4:00. >> i was talking to some friends, and they are like stephanie it's not open yet. and i'm like it will be by the time get there. >> why even bother having a restaurant if you are only going to be open for dinner.
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>> stephanie: karl frisch you are eligible to run for president. we should announce that. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> i would like to announce that i will have a listening tour. no, i will run but the question is, can i do it without going to iowa? i have been to iowa. i don't feel the need to go back. i don't think that they will be very happy with that, so i think my campaign might be boomed from the get-go. >> stephanie: oh well. karl frisch speaking of breaking news. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: this is kind of huge. the obama administration considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. >> it's a big -- it would be a big deal, and here is why. one of the things that the court takes into consideration when they are dealing with high profile issues like this is how far along the country has moved.
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you think about it since 2009 when proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional in california, you have had several states approve of marriage equality through the ballot process, and several states pass it by legislature on the governor's signature. and to have the president weigh in and say that this is unconstitutional would be another indication to the justices, but the ball is moving in a steady, one way direction here. >> stephanie: uh-huh. i know the president said recently i have to make sure i'm not interjecting myself that much in this process, do you think he is weighing whether it could help or hurt at that
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point? >> i think -- i don't think it would hurt him politically. some would say him coming out before the election was the defining reason he got more votes than mitt romney. >> stephanie: let's hope the supreme court doesn't operate like the republican congress. >> if they do we can just tie up some fake stories in the conservative press and see if they believe it. >> stephanie: which one are we talking about now? the friend of hamas. >> that's great. but i like this duffel blog story. this is fantastic. so there's this blog called duffel blog. it does all kinds of military and foreign relation stories. there were iraq wars actors
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reenacting the iraq war in sirria. and it said there was a post that get-mo prisoners were receiving benefits. to mitch mcconnell was getting emails from tea partiers, who were thinking this must be true. so mitch mcconnell's office actually sent a letter to the pentagon requesting information about this special program including in the letter a link to the duffel blog post. >> stephanie: hilarious. >> yes, he was following up to find out whether or not president obama was giving benefits to get-mo prisoners. >> stephanie: we were talking about this yesterday how do these things get into the
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right-wing world when you are hearing questions about -- >> hillary clinton: turkey? >> right. and here is how it happens. republicans were so far behind the eight ball when it comes to technology. i did not realize that that digital divide included google. >> stephanie: right. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: you have got to hear -- at writer explained this how he inadvertently created the myth that chuck hagel spoke to a nonexistent hamas group. >> exactly. and then they dig their heels in. basically what happened this guy dan friedman wrote -- he was trying to get out of his sources for stories, and he was joking around with the republican
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senate aide. he is like did he get money from this or that group. >> stephanie: he said has he given a speech to the friends of hamas. >> so this senate aid -- and friedman checked back in anything from friends from hamas? so all of a sudden this senate aid must have been gossiping around the office because right-martin news -- >> stephanie: there is the headline. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: white house spokesman ducks questions on friends of hamas. >> yes and then dan freedman comes out and explained why this probably happened and they refused to correct their story. >> stephanie: right, and he says -- friedman says here in the article, the names were so
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over the top, it was clear i was talking hypothetically or hyperbolically. no one could take seriously that he would speak to them. >> how could they think of it as being so over the top? these are the very people that believed that an aid to hillary clinton was a mole for the muslim brotherhood. >> yeah, and he is a woman. >> stephanie: right. let's dive into the right-wing world. stewart barney on foxes and friends. >> he is avoiding blame for the failure of his own policies. >> are you trying to tell me that we can't cut 2% out of a $3.6 trillion economy without facing utter disaster. >> stephanie: the interesting thing that's what boner agreed
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on his fancy powerpoint presentation. >> yes, and these other people called economists believe it. >> stephanie: it's a boner-quester. >> he is the quinti sen shall upstairs person in downtown abbey. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: that's right. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> what is this the twilight zone? >> announcer: it is the "stephanie miller show"! ♪
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ you are an obsession, you are my obsession, who do you want me to be to make you sleep with me ♪ ♪ you are an obsession, you are my obsession ♪ >> stephanie: uh-huh. oh grab a number. it is the "stephanie miller show." twenty-one minutes after the hour. karl frisch in the side car. at least they have not descended to just base name calling of the president. >> i think the president is a thief. i think he is stealing from our kids. >> what the hell? >> wow. >> stephanie: hum. >> yeah that would be sean hannity. i wonder if he is going to be in the sean hannity segment of left-wing hate talk. the complete lack of self
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reflection on the right is absurd. i remember when media matters was keeping track of the number of times on people on fox news called the president a fashionist, any of the major ists. >> stephanie: right. >> after the first three months it was already in the thousands of times, so, yeah don't be surprised if they continue to do it for the next four years. >> stephanie: hugh hewitt and rand paul. >> let me bring up one piece of information that ben shapiro put out was something called friends of hamas. >> i saw that information and
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that is more and more concerning. >> stephanie: can i say rand paul is kind of a -- >> hillary clinton: turkey? >> stephanie: wow. if you have just tuned in a report inadvertently created -- there is no such group as friends of hamas. and it started as a joke. and this is exactly hot it happens, karl it goes to a senator of the united states and then you have these parallel universe hearings where you have the secretary of state having to answer questions about fake stories. >> yes, and the writer of the article says i still stand by my original story. >> right. you heard what he said there. he said literally, with every mounting day there is another story. >> stephanie: yes.
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>> if you weren't creating them out of [ inaudible ] there wouldn't be a new story every day. >> stephanie: these hearings are just going to become a complete waste of time. go gitmo prisoners are not getting dental benefits. >> and yeah and what website got all over the "washington post" for doing that? breitbart.com. so if they want to continue to do this, that is fine, i think the investigation of chuck hagel should be over. and we should begin the story about what staffers began the story about friends of hamas. breitbart.com has been taking a
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lot of flak here. >> stephanie: and we end with rush limbaugh. >> the whole point of this is racism. and it's left the behind it. the left have always been the people who look at somebody and first notice them by the color of their skin and guessing what their sexual orientation is and wondering if they had a sex change operation. they might even ask somebody. all of these things on the outside -- well, sex change well that would be on the outside too -- [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: excuse me? >> i'm not shocked by that. and for him to accuse the left of doing exactly what he does is preposterous. every time he talked about [ inaudible ]. he would play the moving on up theme song. are you the one that calls
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female news anchors, anchoreths. >> i'm more of a man than any liberal is. >> oh, come on. >> stephanie: karl frisch you are a delight, birthday boy. >> thank you very much. people should follow me on twitter for my birthday @karlfrisch. >> stephanie: i'll spending you birthday spankings. >> thank you, stephanie -- i mean rosy. >> stephanie: alex in chicago is 11. hi, alex. >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: before i start saying anything about what i was going to say i want to say on my -- near my birthday your show comes up and i'm coming it to. >> stephanie: oh, that's right someone is bringing you for your 12th birthday. oh boy. that's a little on the bubble
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alex, but we'll try to tone it down a skosh. go ahead. >> caller: in illinois they are passing these new gun laws where you can conceal and carry anywhere. so like they are basically ripping away the right to tell somebody that they can't allow somebody in their place without guns. >> stephanie: wow. >> that seems unwise. >> caller: and as you may know chicago has the rate for lots of deaths, so we don't need any guns in chicago. >> you are a very smart kid. >> stephanie: exactly. alex after what happened in connecticut, do you and your friends talk about this a lot? are you scared? >> caller: no. i'm not. >> stephanie: i mean about when you hear all of this gun stuff happening. >> caller: no, i'm fine with that. i have listened to your show for like two years. >> stephanie: you have. well, no wonder you are so
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smart. all right. well, listen, thank you for the news update. and we'll see you at chicago sexy liberal. >> caller: okay. [ applause ] >> that's a little alarming being able to carry concealed -- >> stephanie: i know. i think he was being macho. that's all of these kids writing to the president because it's scary, it is. to see this kind of news. >> this american life is doing a report where they spent a couple of weeks inside a south side chicago school and just the abject terror these kids live under day after day after day, they are forced to join a gang otherwise they will not survive. >> stephanie: and you and i were only afraid of our nuns -- >> and i was afraid of gomez. >> stephanie: and sister dorothy with the board of education. >> right. and mine was sister luke.
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>> stephanie: what was her weapon? >> she had the one paddle without the holes and one with the holes so she would bet better aerodynamics? >> stephanie: and did you get to choose your torture device? >> no, she chose for you. >> sister boris was in charge of that. >> we also had sister philip michael. she taught religion. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> turning into one very sexy struggle for the future of the human race. >> stephanie: let me guess the music machine broke again. >> yeah. >> stephanie: okay. thirty-four minutes after the hour. gym dandy, what we love best in radio. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's what radio geeks have nightmares about just silence. ♪ the sound of silence ♪ >> stephanie: i have flashbacks back to my first days in rockport when i did linda blare with the weather, and traffic coppers, and then i realized i didn't turn the microphone on. >> so you weren't hearing yourself in the head phones? >> i was a newbie.
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[ laughter ] >> stephanie: and the music was on reel to reels, so if you didn't change it in time there would be silence as well, so i would wake up for years in a cold sweat like oh, i forgot to change the tape! [ screaming ] >> stephanie: and that's my life. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. we also tend to overtalk in conversation -- radio people. >> yes. >> stephanie: hi, scott. >> caller: hi, steph, hi guys. another comment this stuff we seen yesterday with friends of hamas thing, and rand paul went with it, can you just see in two to four years what the commercials are going to be about these guys in the campaigns? >> stephanie: yeah. yeah. >> caller: that's going to be hilarious, don't you guys think? >> stephanie: exactly. he is that guy in the commercial that has his cap locks stuck.
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nice to hear from him. yes, i would like to go out for a drink time! tim in springfield, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning, i just talked to your screener and told him i am a republican. >> stephanie: dear god. >> caller: hey now. i know you have republican blood in you somewhere. >> stephanie: yes, i do. i do. i do. >> caller: but i'm going contact my state senator and the representatives here and say -- look -- i'm going to obviously fact track what you said. i believe what you said, because it's kind of typical these days -- >> stephanie: which thing they said? >> caller: that these -- these myths are created and then furthered. and i was actually in [ inaudible ] on tuesday to watch the committee talk about conceal/carry. there is no conceal/carry law right now in illinois. so the 11 year old, he can rest assured that that hasn't hand
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yet. they are talking about how it is going to be structured. i listened to four different -- >> stephanie: he is not my legal expert. he is 11. >> my 12-year-old was with me and there was a bunch of kids there from both sides. it was a really extremely congenial meeting, there was no shouting or fashionists -- i have been so some of those where it can get quite rowdy. everybody was really respectful. they are only given 180 days a pass at conceal/carry measure in the state. they are working -- >> stephanie: so what is your stance on it? >> caller: my stance is that there should be shell carry. that's -- it's very very strict -- >> stephanie: there should be a what law? >> caller: there's a may issue and a shout issue way of getting
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conceal/carry permit and they debated both sided and i'm a shall -- ish -- >> stephanie: you are speaking some sort of other language. i don't speak gun. please explain to me. >> caller: it's the legal language. in most states -- in i think 40 states there is a shout issue which means you test for it, and in a may issue -- may issue state it's a little more -- like in new york where -- basically in a may issue state, it's only the rich and famous that get gun permits. >> stephanie: okay. all right. tim, thank for calling. all right. thank you. okay. yes, more guns i think is always the answer. >> shall, musts, or possibly will have or not have carried.
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>> stephanie: can someone explain the difference between semi automatic -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: just kidding! don't call me! i speak jive but i don't speak gun. >> i speak jive. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: missouri gop [ inaudible ] opened fire on a gun bill. eric broelson really does not like the new gun-control bill a video posted earlier this week by the missouri legislature shows him taking the physical bill to shooting range and using it for target practice. >> they aren't much for subtly on the right are they? >> stephanie: all right. ronnie in jersey. >> caller: hi how are you, stephanie? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: i cheated you a little bit and i changed
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channels. c-span is having a thing on there about guns and they are broadcasting from a range, and beside the fact that everybody on there who they are interviewing won't say how many guns they own when asked, in the background of these interviews the range is open, and i hear the reports of guns firing and firing and firing big guns. and every time i'm hearing it i'm [ inaudible ] and i'm getting nauseous, i picture all of these people in the theater, and other helpless people being fired at with the same sound, and these people are just shooting and shooting and shooting, and the whole thing is -- they are getting ready to fight the government. they are waiting for the government to come and get their guns, and it's making me crazy. >> stephanie: yeah, i really don't -- first of all, do they really -- really? do they really think the
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government is going to have to -- they have to fight the government? and do they really think they are going to win. and by the way they have those machines that can pull every wall of your house off. >> right. >> that's a hell of a machine. >> caller: right. but i have always been afraid to go into bars that i'm not familiar with. and if you have these cities where people are carrying guns how am i supposed to go into a bar and be relaxed when i don't know if something is going to pull a gun when i say something that brings them mad -- >> be sure to bring a priest and a rabbi with you. >> james tweeted clarification.
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hagel actually spoke to friends of hummus. >> stephanie: oh, it still sounds scary and middle eastern. michael in wisconsin. hi, michael. >> good morning. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i wanted to elaborate on the conceal/carry legislation in illinois. hb997, unlike some of the tee baggers, i know how to google. i'm kind of concerned about some of the language in the bill it doesn't seem like there are a lot of -- >> stephanie: maybe yb don't you brush up on that and call me back. give that a once over and then give me a ring. not that we wouldn't like to wait. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> didn't we just get done
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saying that silence is deadly on radio. >> stephanie: what do you people not understand. okay. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: we just had another gun violence thing out here. isn't it sad when if there's not that many people killed people go, ah. next news cycle. i'm going to bring it up again. i'm going to throw the video game tear gas in. every single one of these it's a young guy that is into video gaming. >> yeah, i think being into video games is more of a symptom than a cause. >> stephanie: okay. but a woman who was the first of three people killed in a gunman's rampage out here has been identified but he relationship with the shooter remained unknown. he was a part-time college
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student who lived with his parent. he spent a lot of time alone in his room playing video games. he killed two more people during carjackings. and injuries several more before committing suicide. he has no history of mental illness or mental disability. >> i suspect he would have done that whether or not he played video games. >> stephanie: i guess. but here is another one that you go what made him snap. we were talk about adam lanza that he blacked out his basement -- >> he is a loaner. >> stephanie: i'm going to every
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house in my neighborhood. [ knocking ] >> stephanie: hello, i have a hot dish to pass would you like to socialize? [ knocking ] >> oh, they will love you. >> stephanie: okay. just trying to help. forty-five minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: fresh republican outrage. you keep listening, she'll make more. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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♪ whatever everybody, so glad to hear -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ -- is back in your a ear ♪ >> stephanie: that water tasted a little bit like canadian tourist. >> did you hear about that? >> no. >> there is canadian in your water. >> stephanie: and we were saying the best comedians come from canada, so you can say does this taste funny. >> they found a canadian tourist in a hotel water tank. and everybody was saying the water tasted funny. >> stephanie: that was disturbing. >> it literally taste like [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. let's go to kathy in fresno, you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, kath. >> caller: hi, how are you guys?
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>> stephanie: good. >> caller: good. i have a question how come -- when i went out to get pepper spray it has been a few years, and i don't know if they still have to do it but just pepper spray or mace you had to take four or five classes just to get a license. >> stephanie: right. i had a friend that taught self-defense, and she gave me one of those telescoping baton, and i found out later it is % illegal, and yet anybody can have a gun practically. >> caller: yeah, so why can't they make gun owners or whoever -- my brother-in-law is a police officer, but, you know, i don't want everybody else having guns -- >> stephanie: i'm personally for police officers having guns. >> caller: yeah.
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but they should make people take classes like we had to take for pepper spray. >> stephanie: that's a good point. >> i should get one of those walking canes with a sword in it. i had no idea that was in there. >> stephanie: i was so spazzy with that thing, that baton. >> you don't want mess with nunchucks. >> stephanie: yeah, you are talking to someone who buried a jart in her head as a child. >> james tweeted stop blaming video games, or my friend donkey kong will come to visit and won't just be throwing barrels. >> stephanie: you are talking foreign to me. >> maybe that's a way of blowing off steam --
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>> or he has absolutely no social skills whatsoever -- >> stephanie: i'm just saying it seems like, jim, it is one of the factors. like they were talk about lanza these games you only get points when you get a kill. and they use those games to train the military. i know what you mean by causality, but -- and also it's just a cool big word. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: oh, boner, boner, boner. we agrees the presidents-quester was a bad idea. although he now blames the president for the draconian cuts set to take place march 1st, boner characterized it as a way to hold the president
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responsible, a powerpoint presentation. look at this. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: cast the sequester and the rest of the deal in favorable terms. >> wow. >> stephanie: he said at the time -- >> powerpoints are always incriminating. >> stephanie: never do a powerpoint. did i do that? that seems a little elaborate. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: he told cbs at the time, also videotape, he said when you look at this final agreement we came to with the white house, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> i remember that. a lot of people remember that. matter of fact -- [ mumbling ] >> hashtag boner-quester. >> stephanie: let's go to phil in phoenix. >> caller: this is your official retired blimp mechanic.
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>> that is awesome. >> caller: yeah, i almost got to work on the hindenberg. >> stephanie: i was going to make a hindenberg joke and you beat me it to. >> caller: what i wanted to tell you guys about yesterday a beautiful musical instrument museum in phoenix, it is great, and mccain had a town hal on gun control. in the musical instrument museum? >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: i thought maybe he was there singing bomb bomb iran. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: he could have ashcroft you know, do a duet with him. >> stephanie: i somehow one picture of that hall that he looked like he could be a poster child for anger management.
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okay. >> do we want to play a little bit from that sound bite. >> stephanie: no that wasn't what i wanted. teresa, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: this is my first time calling. i'm a little nervous. >> stephanie: don't be nervous, it's only me. >> caller: they are talk about mental health issues and, you know, criminalizing people. i'm not a gun owner, but i have been close to being a victim of a gun owner. >> stephanie: huh oh. >> caller: just like having a gun in the house is like having another entity. that gives the other person a one up oh, i can kill you. what it does to a person's mine -- take a low-self-esteem person and give them a gun, and god knows what they are going to do with it. >> stephanie: right. i think it defies logic to say
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things tend to turn out differently, whether it'ss or domestic violence when there is a fun around. >> caller: i know in my own case, me and the friend had an argument, and he pulled the gun on me. >> stephanie: yikes. >> caller: he was my son's father, not a friend. but it gave me a feeling of domination, i can put you in your place, and especially people who have issues with their self-esteem -- >> stephanie: right. people that feel powerless absolutely. theresa you did spectacularly well in your first call. how do you feel? >> caller: i feel all right. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. patience in west virginia.
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>> caller: hello, my first time calling. >> stephanie: okay. you can do it. go ahead. >> caller: the guy that called in earlier and said he would be concerned about walking into a bar in illinois and worrying about not getting shot. what about the people standing by. it's usually standersby that get hit. >> stephanie: right. all right. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show."
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>> stephanie: hello, hour number 2, tv land jacki schechner health care geek a lot of people called to ask is that or that covered in their health care. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: i don't know how health care differs in india but you probably do. doctors in india removed a four-pound hair ball from the stomach of an 19 year old. because she said her hair and chalk. >> that is a condition where they want to eat their hair. >> stephanie: excuse me, i'm just -- >> i just think i'm going to barf! >> stephanie: all right. in the meantime here is jacki
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schechner. >> good morning, everybody. this month marks the third anniversary of the first lady's let's move program. today the white house has released two new public service announcements. michelle obama and big bird featured. >> no matter what your age, it is important to get your body moving every single day to help keep you healthy. >> look mrs. obama, i'm getting healthy right now. >> big bird goes on to jump and dance, sort of. it will air on 320 pbs stations the first lady will spent the next week traveling to highlight the progress the program has made in the last three years. house democrats are working to keep at attention on republicans
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refusal to work with the president to stop with the sequester. the dccc is lawn -- launching an ad today talking about what will have. the online video targets tea party republicans in 27 congressional districts. house republicans are intent on moving ahead with their legislative agenda just assuming the sequester will happen, and the spending cuts will stay in place through the end of the year. we'll be back with more show after the break. we'll see you on the other side. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know
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that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: adam schiff on the tv. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: he is right across the street. and he is going to be right there next hour. [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] [ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: oh, my goodness. we'll be live in studio -- well he'll be here -- here just in a second. okay. i'm just getting his attention. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere, stephaniemiller.com you are email us all here executive
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producer chris lavoie, voice deity jim ward, and me. >> the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour is turning to the chicago theater on april 13th. tickets are available at ticketmaster.com. come see the tour that sparked the number one comedy album and its own documentary. the sexy liberal comedy tour on april 13th. sweet home chicago is about to get a little more sugar from momma. [ applause ] >> stephanie: sadly for the boner we were saying that there is a powerpoint that moves it is not obama's sequester at all. oh, my goodness. that takes a little doing. it is essentially an internal sales document from boner to his unreasonable tea party.
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the sequestration was considered a cue jiel. democrats could just as easily spin this as a boner sequester john avalon writes. >> that's great. >> stephanie: yeah we will talk more to congress schiff about that. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: but why congress won't win showdown with president obama in three easy steps. regular people have no idea what the sequester is right now. and once it kicks in they aren't that likely to pay that much attention. two the president is popular with people congress not. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: because the
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sequester is likely to be very ill defined in most american's minds -- and he as much as you hate it is popular, popular, popular. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: and you are not. he always wins. >> you should learn not to compete with me i always win! >> polls show that the general public believes that the republicans are really behind the sequester. ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ >> stephanie: neener. >> he got 98% of what we wanted but the other 2% is a bitch. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: karma is a bitch. sequestration probably will happen but congressional republicans may look back and roux the day. >> stephanie: what i didn't want was the sequester. that was the part i didn't get that i wanted.
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>> stephanie: the president's carney. >> throw these people out of work in order to protect these special tax breaks for corporate jet owners and oil people. when you ask where is the president's plan. it has been there. it is on whitehouse.gov. >> we have to muddy the waters a bit with bourbon preferably. >> stephanie: and the boner. if some of those jobs are lost in this, so be it. we're broke. it's time for us to get serious about how we're spending the nation's money. >> stephanie: why is that sound bite going to come back to haunt him? >> i think it might. >> so be it! >> stephanie: heartless bastards. >> i got my check. >> stephanie: this is august of
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last year. >> when you look at this final agreement that we came to with the white house, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> boner-quester hashtag. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: "washington post," americans will blame gop for sequester. perhaps boehner should name the specific spending cuts republicans would support. that aside i continue to be perplexed by the apparent belief that they will be able to shift the blame to obama. in reality we're talking about closing loop holes and deductions enjoyed by the rich and corporations and the american people know who stands for a deeply balanced approach
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and who favors a judy house balanced one. 55% of american have an unfavorable view of the congress. >> the american people can go suck eggs! >> i don't think he actually said that. >> stephanie: it's hard to tell jim is such a good voice deity. obama just divisively won an election, determined on the minds of the americans. polls see republicans as the uncompromising party in washington so the public is likely to blame them. the republicans have more to lose politically than the re-elected obama does. a government shutdown fight
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might be necessary for republican lawmakers to get the need for confrontation with obama out of their systems. like what a five year old having a tantrum. okay. for member management purposes. [ bell chimes ] >> what? >> stephanie: it is apparently necessary to get the rank and file to stick it to the system. but it seems highly unlikely they'll be able to escape damage here. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and i agree. i love that. we're just waiting for them to finish spinning on their backs in the wal-mart parking lot. all right. tucker yourself out. okay. [ laughter ] >> someone didn't get his nap. >> stephanie: go to bed. john in nashville you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning. i just have -- well actually -- two observations and once statement.
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>> stephanie: all right. >> caller: the two observations being you and jacki schechner as i observe the two of you every morning when i get off of work. >> stephanie: that sounded kind of dirty. [ giggling ] >> stephanie: that's creepy. all right, john go ahead. >> caller: all right. my statement back to a subject ago on video games. i'm 43 and i have been playing everything from pong to world of war craft. >> stephanie: huh. >> caller: i have worked in video game stores, things like that, and there's a reason why they have ratings. i don't really -- i don't blame video games at all. i mean -- i know that sounds like of inappropriate, but that's kind of like blaming the gun when somebody gets killed -- >> stephanie: i disagree with you. i blame all of it. this is becoming a weekly
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occurrence, but literally massacres with guns with guys that are addicted to video games. we shouldn't look at all of it? everyone with a gun isn't going to do this everyone with a mental illness isn't going to do this, but there is some toxic brew here don't you think? >> caller: yeah, but i place the game squarely on the parents who go out and buy the game for little jimmy. >> stephanie: i'm happy to blame parents too since i'm not a parent. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. >> well, then. >> stephanie: as a childless loser. i have the perfect parent. i have done wrong at all. >> i'm doing a video game later today. >> stephanie: who used to say i don't blame my parents for
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everything, but they were there. lynn go ahead. >> caller: hi steph. my subject has to do with gun control issue, and now the nra and the republicans seem to really be honing in mostly on the mental health issue, and i have to say that i agree with that, that there should be more emphasis on mental health but i they the first people who should be examined should be these republican legislators who are pushing for these -- you know, everybody with guns laws. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: make it okay. we're all going to be okay if everybody has a gun. and that's crazy. so they are the first ones in line. >> stephanie: yeah. and one of the gun facts from the "mother jones" article we were reading. the number of massacred stopped
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♪ if you are blue and you don't know where to go too, why don't you go where fashion sits putting on the -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> stephanie: twenty-two minutes after the hour. this hour brought to you by fair-a-breath, marco, could have used these. help stop uncomfortable dry mouth fast. >> they are tasty, and they really do work. >> stephanie: they have mouthwash and toothpaste, love it, love it, love it, and i'm 50. >> and i can kick. >> stephanie: yes. >> stephanie: and stretch. >> stephanie: exactly. david you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, david. >> caller: hey, stephanie it's a real privilege to be on your
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show. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i want to talk about gun-control as well. i hate to be a bummer -- >> stephanie: don't harsh my buzz dude. >> caller: yeah i know. but my good friend mark was one of the two people shot down n the phoenix office shooting on january 29th. >> stephanie: oh, boy. >> stephanie: i'm sorry. >> caller: i had a lot of friends on facebook who out there all of these shootings said you are never going to take my gun, and blah blah blah. i like shooting guns out in the desert. i don't own a gun, because i'm an italian, and a hot head so that probably doesn't fix. >> stephanie: what do you shoot in the desert. >> caller: i hat friends that were had guns, and i would shoot
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with them, and it was under supervised conditions, so i understand that people like guns -- >> stephanie: there is an easy background check. are you italian? no, can't have one. >> caller: that's the point i wanted to make, when someone you love is shot down you are forever changed, and a lot of people that have been saying and writing these things about how they love their guns, blah blah blah, i wonder what they would say the day after a loved one was shot and killed. the person who shot my friend was 70 years old. he had some mental issues, whatever. why can't if you guy a gun -- it's like my 71-year-old dad with parkinson's. why can't we test people, if you buy a gun, you have to be tested to see are you competent. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: do you have anger issues. it can be as simple as that and i don't see -- if you are
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competent you have nothing to worry about. but if you are not. you should not have a gun. >> stephanie: yeah, i hear you. i'm a little terrified with the dmv, my mom is 90 and she just got her license renewed. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> does she still drive? >> stephanie: she is one of those people who moves the wheel like this. >> that's balk of the rack and pinion steering. >> there was so much play in -- am i turning? i don't know. >> stephanie: i am pretending like i'm turning. it's like they are driving in a movie. >> right. >> stephanie: you don't need to -- >> cartoons. >> stephanie: settle down. kelly in virginia. hi, kelly. >> caller: good morning. >> stephanie: hello. >> caller: i guess i would say i
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am kind of like you, steph, i was raised in a republican household, but as i got older and got out there and learned a little bit more about life, i kind of turned liberal, but i have three girls right now. my husband and i are very careful about what we teach them, and when they get older, let them decide what party they want to be affiliated with. my 12-year-old came home from school yesterday and told me that her history teacher is teaching her class that the government is coming to get their guns -- >> stephanie: oh boy. >> caller: they want to ban the second amendment i want to be the official ticked off ma'am from virginia. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it's crazy that these teachers are even allowed to do this. and i'm tempted to call the school and call her out. >> stephanie: i think you
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should. that's instilling paranoia in little kids. >> your parents are commie spies. don't trust anything they say. >> stephanie: don't let your communist parents try to tell you that, they are wrong. >> and they will oh, yes, they will. >> stephanie: they listen >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show" don't they. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: how about this. in oklahoma insist that people coexist with dinosaurs get an a in oklahoma. >> that's not science. >> stephanie: in biology class people can't say that people and dinosaurs ran around together without getting a big fat f, but on tuesday there was a bill to would penalize teachers who
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would fail children who turned in papers based on evolution. there are teachers and students who may be afraid of going against what teachers see in their textbooks. >> some things in textbooks are wrong -- >> stephanie: right. >> but there are some well-established facts -- >> stephanie: this is the latest in an ongoing series of academic freedom bills. bills aimed at watering down the teaching of science on highly charged topics. they said the problem with these bills is they are so open-ended it's kind of code for people opposed to teaching climate change and evolution. evolution doesn't -- they are teaching chaos. >> does there really have to be
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a right answer. >> stephanie: two plus two, seven. >> jesus road to nazareth on a dinosaur. >> and he listened to nazareth on his ipod. >> stephanie: right. ermahgerd. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc columnist and four time emmy winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning.
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>> excuse me why do you have a picture of me and -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. . >> -- and six drunken sailers rolling around on your chest. >> stephanie: oh, no somebody sent me a picture of a dolphin. don't do that on the show. how is this a warehouse worker at a company that manufacturers stress balls exploded with rage after being told by his manager that he was being let go. ♪ isn't it ironic ♪ >> stephanie: derrick baldwin was arrested after pulling out two knives on coworkers who tried to calm him down.
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he brandished the knives and shouted i will cut you. >> i will crush your head. >> stephanie: he was reportedly upset at how hard it was to pack stress balls in boxes. okay. michael in memphis. >> caller: hey, how y'all doing? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: quick background, recently separated from the military, young black kid from mississippi from the inner city, and a democrat so none of that mixes up well. that was a funny story you just told about the dude with the knives and nobody ended up getting killed. as far as the gun thing goes
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with me being military, we had to get a background check to get in. two, you can't carry guns around base. three, you have to qualify on guns every time you about to use one. why is it that people that are supposedly sane allowed to use a gun -- >> stephanie: that sounds like a well-regulated militia of some sort. what a great idea. all right. jason. >> caller: my question is basically there. is there a certain dollar amount that you view that the government should be capped at in terms of how much it can borrow, because just like lending money to an individual at a certain point you are never going to pay you back. so is there a limit? >> stephanie: i feel like we're playing gotcha. but what would be the point of me having a certain number.
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okay. >> maybe he wasn't expecting a question back. >> stephanie: well. all right. enjoyed that debate. [ laughter ] >> oh, dammit! >> stephanie: he was like a slow loris being presented with a rice ball. tanya you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hi. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: i wanted to talk about the sequestration. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: we have already been through four years of sequestration from the republicans. >> stephanie: how so? >> caller: well, we were restricted from moving forward, and passing some of the legislative requests. >> stephanie: tanya are you currently having a cocktail or two? >> caller: no. >> stephanie: oh, okay. all right. you seem overly relaxed for the morning, but all right. >> caller: well, i got my man
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right here and he always relaxes me when -- >> stephanie: oh, okay. all righty then. ♪ >> stephanie: she is calling from her after glow. >> a little morning delight. [ laughter ] >> oh, dear. >> stephanie: i'm jealous grrrr, grumble. >> that's why you are so wound uptight every morning. >> stephanie: exactly. i got to man to calm me down! wendy in pennsylvania. >> caller: hello, i think the sequester situation could really be solved by a kindergartner, but here it goes. okay? >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: you could have corporations paying taxes, taxing transactions on wall street, and corporate welfare should be cut off, stop the
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subsidies for gas and oil company and the money they received back from the irs -- >> stephanie: there you go. >> like to. >> caller: and cut our bloated military budget -- >> stephanie: yes, our military budget is premenstrual for sure. >> caller: yes, and by some miracle get into a single payer healthcare system which would, bang, fix medicare. >> stephanie: bam! bam! nothing but net. she is the smartest girl in class today. [ bell chimes ] >> just do all of that stuff and everything would be great. >> stephanie: mary in arkansas. >> caller: hi, how are you doing? i love you all's show. i love the chemistry that you all have. >> stephanie: we're like the beatles. >> caller: there was a caller that called in last week about tennessee was passing a law -- or was going to pass a
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law to carry concealed weapons in their car. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: well, if they took care of the concealed weapons in their car, wouldn't that mean that if the weapons in their car, and everybody knew they were carrying a weapon, people would be breaking into their cars to put more guns on the street. >> stephanie: exactly. more guns is a good idea particularly around alcohol. john mccain, oh grampy -- townhalls not the policy to ask him questions at a townhall. >> where is the dang fence? >> i said that's not a fence. it's a banana. we have put up a banana with about $600 million -- sir, you are entitled to your opinion. you are not entitled to your facts.
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we have made significant improvements on the border. >> stephanie: oh grampy. >> to his defense he was pointing as a banana-shaped curve -- >> that's why i wore a banana on my belt. >> are you really asking for that >> stephanie: we should only get green bananas because of the war. >> we haven't bust heads like we used to. the fun trick is to tell them stories that don't go anywhere, like the time i caught the ferry over to shelbyville -- >> stephanie: all right. we have heard. >> -- and got a new heel for my shoe. >> stephanie: got it. more grampy. >> you are taking away from their social security to [ inaudible ] class of people -- >> this is a norwellian experience. you have had enough time sir. >> wow. >> go ahead, sir.
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>> stephanie: stop! >> wow. >> stephanie: giving my money to the proud people. >> this is what happens when you unleash people like the tea party. >> right. >> stephanie: you know that's what he means -- that was code. >> yeah. >> stephanie: yeah. and senator mccain. >> i'm really trying to be polite here and if you can't be polite, then please don't speak up because people are entitled to hear people's opinion, you know something, again, i have held townhall meetings for 30 years, i listen to people and get back to them, and that's what this is all about, but occasionally i get a jerk like you, so thank you. >> stephanie: that's funny. you didn't seem very polite at the let's say the chuck hagel hearings or the hilary hearing. oh, well, i guess it doesn't go
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both ways. kevin in north carolina. hello,ing kevin? kevin going once going twice. daryle in michigan. hi, daryle. >> caller: hey good morning. love your show. just wanted to say i am in complete agreement with you stephanie on the gun issue. >> stephanie: oh. >> caller: here is my recipe for disaster. one part depression one part violent video games, one part isolation, one part bullying but you only get 40% there. yet you add 60%, which is access, and there's your disaster. >> stephanie: yep. yep. absolutely. a toxic brew going on. mia in north carolina. hi, mia. >> caller: hi, how are you? you are the sunshine of my day. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: you are my moon shine. go ahead. mia. >> caller: i want to talk to you about how -- in this last election, north carolina was taken over by pumpkins.
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we now have a republican governor who cut unemployment by like a third and also in the same week, they cut the estate taxes for the rich so that people who have huge pieces of property don't have to pay as much. isn't that nice? >> stephanie: isn't that special? to me it's the same whether it's the federal or state level. phil in l.a. welcome. >> thank you very much. [ inaudible ] john mccain's comment about a banana wasn't just a non-secquter. but i'm wondering if they have given a specific propose to talk about mental health with gun control -- >> stephanie: they have a
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specific proposal where they talk about cutting mental health. >> caller: i'm being serious. >> stephanie: no, they are too busy trying to suck up to the nra. that's why i'm saying you have to look at all of the issues. look at me i'm out here in hollywood, smacking on video games. i'm doing my part. even you are not with me on that part, are you? >> um, no. canada has weapons and video games -- >> stephanie: whatever. >> so was tokyo. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: free speech, what a concept. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current.
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♪ if you like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain if you're not into -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ -- if you half a brain ♪ >> stephanie: she was not drinking pina coladas, she was getting pleasured by her man. >> stephanie: yeah. right. sucks to be me. 1-800-steph-1-2. i'm working here. this is huge -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: >> huge! >> stephanie: the obama administration is considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's ban on gay marriage. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief -- not in a gay way -- >> right. >> stephanie: it's a legal
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thing, outlining its opinion on prop 8. the government's opinion just carry weight with the justices. he talked about all of that stuff in the inaugural about stonewell, et cetera that gays must be treated like anyone else under the law. the president is certain to make the ultimate decision. he said i have to make sure i'm not interjecting myself too much in this process, particularly when we're not a party to the case. but this could be a huge thing. one expert said the ramifications could be very sweeping, and the administration would file a narrower brief. it's march 26th coming up very quickly. >> it is. >> stephanie: have you seen the respect for mayor age coalition ad. laura bush dick cheney colon powell are in it. >> sort of.
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>> a growing majority of americans believe it's time to allow marriage for gay couples. >> if they are committed they ought to have the same rights that anyone has. >> freedom means freedom for everyone. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> it's time to marriage. >> but that would lead to dogs marrying aardvarks. >> i will be more impressed when they sit down and make a specific ad -- >> stephanie: yeah instead of things that sound freedomish. >> exactly. >> stephanie: dick cheney also believes in the freedom to shoot your friend in the face when you are drunk and get away with it aledgedly. >> i'm glad they are for marriage equality, but they should work harder for it --
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>> stephanie: you just work harder on getting someone for me to marry. [ laughter ] >> you are on your own on that. mary you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: two quick things. it's very easy to stop the sequestration bill, they can just vote to repeal it. if they all decided they don't like it anymore, all they have to do -- they made the base pass the bill they can repeal the bill. >> stephanie: boner said we think it's a bad idea too. >> so just have a vote everyone repeal it. then they'll have to get to work, but at least we'll stop this phony baloney edge of your seat -- >> stephanie: first boner needs to finish the argument with himself. >> drinking does effect memory. >> stephanie: right. what? >> caller: i am the official
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parenting specialist of the "stephanie miller show." [ bell chimes ] >> caller: as you remember. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: it is the parents' fault. children cannot be continually blamed when the parent who called before about what that teacher said -- she said i think maybe i should call the school. yes, you are the kid's advocate. call the school. it's inappropriate. you are the defender of your child. number 2 my son played lots of violent video games, when i thought he was playing too much we pulled the video games, and said you are going to take two days off now. and you have to monitor. you are the parent. you are going to get blamed anyway, so do it. >> can't this be limited to supper mario cart or something like that. >> bar baby number one plays
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dragonville. it's fabulous. >> stephanie: parents just sounds exhausting. >> caller: it's a 24/7 exhaustion. >> stephanie: whatever. >> caller: but it's worth it. >> stephanie: she is parenting specialist that brings her baby to the bar. >> look at you, you have a baby in a bar. >> stephanie: right. look at her. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: woman claims she was fired for voting for obama. a woman aledges she was fired for voting for president obama. the owner roberta bob gentile. >> how would you know? >> stephanie: she asked.
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her voting conversation came up the day after the election. she was laid off for economic reasons nothing more. >> sure. >> stephanie: the suit says she engaged in conversation aimed at discovering voting information. >> that's illegal. >> stephanie: i pronounced disparage correctly. >> you did for the first time in -- ever. [ applause ] >> stephanie: wow is this exciting. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: romney will thank his friends and supporters at cpac. all seven of them. >> i'm guessing there won't be any camera phones allowed. >> stephanie: yeah. he will thank supporters of his presidential bid. >> both of them. >> stephanie: at the -- conservative political action conference. he said i look forward to saying
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thank you to the many friends and supporters who helped in my campaign. >> he is going to be talking to the most conservative of the conservative. they really didn't care for him at all. >> stephanie: no. >> and once again geo proud, they have been banned from appearing at the conference and log cabin republicans just said no. they don't like the gay over there. >> stephanie: no. how about the bi as in clive davis. fight! fight! fight! kelly clarkson and clive davis. she wrote i just heard clive davis is releasing a memoir spreading false information about me and my music. i refuse to be bullied. she denies she ever broke down
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in his office over the inclusion of since you have been gone and behind these hazel eyes i did cry once after i played him a song i had written called because of you. love it. he hated it and told me verbatim and told me i am a [ censor bleep ] who should be grateful for the gifts he bestows on me. [ applause ] >> stephanie: she is going to go all taylor swift on him. adam schiff next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>> stephanie: hello current tv land hour number 3. jacki schechner i found a future husband for you motor vehicle commission called police on a man who refused to remove a pasta strainer from his head while getting his driver's license taken. he belongs to the church of the flying spaghetti monkeys. >> that is all shades of awesome. >> stephanie: exactly. and we would serve everything al dente at the wedding. >> i love it. >> stephanie: here she is future bride, jacki schechner. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: jacki look alive.
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>> i get a cheese cloth vail. stephanie just played you that ad releases yet from the respect for marriage coalition featuring prominent republicans in support of gay marriage and one was laura bush. the ad also features clips of colin powell and dick cheney. now the first lady said she wants off of the ad because she did not give permission to be in the ad. senator paul is giving money back to the treasury. last year he gave back a half million dollars. and in case you missed it hell froze over. not really, but rick scott has
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agreed to support a portion of health care reform. he spent at least $5 million of his own money fighting national health care reform and lead the charge against the affordable care act all the way to the supreme court. now he is saying he will agree to the expansion of medicaid coverage to poverty level florida citizens. he said just for three years, and scott's stunning reversal comes coincidentally or not at the same time there was a conditional waiver
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[ technical difficulties ] >> stephanie: hello, good morning, sir. >> good morning, good to be here. >> stephanie: the democrats are asking boehner let's get back to washington. >> yes he should. it is a really bad idea. it cuts the good with the bad, the efficient with the inefficient. >> stephanie: right. and he apparently thinks it's a
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really bad idea since he thinks it's the president's sequester. but he was on tape saying this as you recall. >> when you look at this final agreement that we came to with the white house, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> stephanie: but now it's a bad idea. the new hashtag is hashtag that 2% is a bitch. [ laughter ] >> i think what
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[ technical difficulties ] >> stephanie: so -- so be it. >> yes hopefully it will be some of the jobs of those that are pushing this. >> stephanie: his would be a good one to start with, yeah. >> when you think about what they are fighting so hard to protect, it's things like special tax breaks for billionaires, and these are the things they are willing to go to the mat for and shed jobs for,
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and that's their principle? >> stephanie: we know they took the nation's full faith hostage, they literally were crazy enough to -- we got our first downgrade in history. so how do we get out of here? >> i think they are going to have to get pounded politically before they see the light. the speaker at heart is a pragmatist, but i could see him in private saying if they need to get hammered politically and at the polls then i guess that's what it is going to take to let them know this is not the way we want to run the country. >> stephanie: but how do they get punished politically. they still control congress. that probably will remain the case in 2014, right?
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>> that's right. it's a real problem. but what will happen is those in the most gerrymandered districts will still be held harmless politically, but those that aren't will suffer the repercussions. those in the swing districts. and it's those members that are going to scream bloody murder, and they will get dragged down with their leadership goes along with bringing us to a halt with all of these other manmade crises. >> stephanie: it doesn't matter what issue you turn to -- president obama reached out to marco, big gulp rubio, looking to bury the hatchet. he called lindsay graham. >> sure. >> stephanie: who got off of his fainting couch to take the call. john mccain, and tried
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unsuccessfully to reach jeff flake, because he is a flake you can never reach him. but in recent days rubio repeatedly condemned -- it's the same ideas. his office complained about a lack of engagement from the white house. which is it? the president -- >> too not engaged enough too much. >> stephanie: right. rebutted by noting he held several meetings with the gang of eight including rubio's staff. but the courtesy call seems to have had the calming effect. rubio said he is optimistic about a deal -- but it literally -- it doesn't matter if he nominates a republican secretary of defense. it doesn't matter if it's the exact same ideas they have in their immigration plans, they are just against it. >> it's true. and i remember speaking with one
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of my gop senate colleagues and he was part of the gang of six, and he said you know what killed us? when the president said some nice things about what we were doing. that just killed us. >> stephanie: what is going on? this is worse than clinton derangement syndrome. >> i think it's part of the broader phenomenon that when they have to walk back from the propaganda they have been putting up it is very tough. they have walked themselves out on a ledge, and coming back in on the ledge it is very tough. they dump on the president for the leaked plan, but the leaked plan looks a lot like the plan they are working on. that's a terrible half baked
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idea, or whatever -- >> stephanie: it literally why won't the president leave? why is the president getting in the way? it's like i don't understand -- even on sequestration, republicans were on tv saying it is going to happen. i mean -- i literally -- i guess there is no negotiating with them. and i don't know where that leaves us. >> it leaves the country in a terrible position, where we're our own worst enemy. and the best case at the end of march we're going to have to avoid shutting down the government, and it's certainly possible we can work on a global resolution of the sequester at that time, but that's probably the best case scenario and who knows, you know, where the gop -- >> are you talking about a stopgap measure or something that will solve it? >> not that will solve it, but something that might get us to the end of the year or at least to the fall. >> all right.
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that's kicking the can a little further down the road than i was expecting. >> we haven't done it yet. >> stephanie: there is such a low bar for congress. chad in ohio go ahead. >> caller: hi, listen i live in ohio in mccain's district. and -- [ inaudible ] that takes away my right to vote. i didn't know about this until i went to vote, and then there is nobody opposing him. >> stephanie: that's -- i agree with congressman schiff that i think we really ought to have a redistricting bill. because this can work both ways democrats can do it too. >> caller: exactly. and i'm thinking about calling the aclu and seeing if there is
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anyway we can get a lawsuit against this gerrymandering. because i think it's unconstitutional. >> stephanie: what do you think about that? >> it depends on how the gerrymander was done. if there are impermissible factors, then it can be struck down. but if it's done for a political basis, that's not a enough to strike it down. >> stephanie: kevin go ahead. >> caller: hey, my comment -- first time listening, first time being on the show -- >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> caller: yeah. the lady said something about the first day in class -- >> stephanie: she said she has to get training just to use pepper spray. >> caller: right. around sixth grade in my school or my state everybody was required to take a hunter's safety class.
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so in sixth grade they believe that the average adolescent is smart enough to hold a weapon. >> stephanie: that's definitely a regional thing, we didn't have that in catholic school in buffalo. all right. kids we all have carbonite on our computers. we had an it expert that wrote in and said one of the people in his office lost everything on our computer the data recovery company said it will be $2,000 to get everything back. really? carbonite keeps all of your files safe up there in the cloud. plus you can access them from
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drives my fear -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. twenty-three minutes after the hour. we are pleased and delighted to have congressman adam schiff live in studio with us. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: the vice president is out talking about gun control. where are we with this? it's hard to tell. you watch the state of the union address and you say wow, this is different, and then you hear people say we are never going to get this or that done. what is the art of the possible right now? >> i think it looks very likely that we will pass universal background checks and legislation to check trafficking and straw purchasers, that we'll have some kind of mental program as well, the bigger lifts are an assault weapons ban and
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limitation on magazines, and one interest to me personally is trying to do away with the immunity enjoyed by the gun industry. >> stephanie: yeah, that is stunning to me. every other product has liability. and -- i mean incredible the power the gun lob lee has had, isn't it? >> it is. one industry in america can make a defective product or be negligent in how they sell it -- >> stephanie: right. there can be back actors that can resell with no background checks. >> exactly. and 90% or more of gun sellers never sell a weapon used in crime. but then you have literally a handful that will sell 50, 60% of guns used in crimes.
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and they will tell you can see a straw purchaser coming from a mile away. but they are turning them over or selling them to people who can't pass the background check. >> stephanie: yeah, we were just talking about the latest story out here in orange county. and you have to look at every part of this. because this is becoming more than once weekly phenomenon around the country. we're out here in hollywood, and i get push back from even these guys on video games, but i'm going how come it's always a young guy -- and i know you can't ban video games, but what do you think is this brew with mental health -- maybe it's cutbacks to mental health access to guns -- i don't know what the combination is but they are getting more and more deadly, and it is happening more and more often, right? >> it is.
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it is staggering how this has become such a frequent occurrence, and we can't accept that. i think there are two kind of injuries we're suffering right now. the every day violence that claims lives all over the country in inner cities and suburbs. it just seems to be everywhere and then we have these mass shootings which are a different kind of injury are not only devastating to the people who are killed or injured, but it's an injury to the whole country, when you have something like sandy hook. and i think we have a compelling interest in stopping both and presenting both the every day gun violence we see on our streets as well as the horrific injury to the country. >> stephanie: what part do you think video games play in it? i understand every side of the argument, that they have even more violent video games in
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japan, but you can't get guns so they don't have this epidemic but for whatever reason we have an epidemic here and a couple of experts were telling me it is because they are interactive, you get points for kills. >> i don't know what the link is. i know there have been studies that have looked at this and the conclusions have been pretty indeterminate. but it is something we need to study, and i don't think there is any area that is off limits to be analyzed, whether it's video games or guns themselves as we preclude ourselves from doing. >> stephanie: that's what i mean. every part of the discussion comes to the table and say that's got to be off of the tail. >> also some of these studies were sponsored by the video game industry. >> stephanie: and guess what a
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colonel sanders study says? >> we need a completely incident study. >> stephanie: exactly. linda you are on with congressman schiff. >> caller: good morning, i'm one of your loyal postal workers, and i want to know if it's looking good for us that karl levine and senator bernie sanders are trying to put a bill through in the senate and would it help us in the house to stop this five-day delivery. because that is a lot of union jobs. >> it is a lot of union jobs. and i think it's terrible that some of my colleagues are trying to do away with the six-day delivery. >> stephanie: yeah. >> it will certainly help to have legislation pass in the senate. the tougher road is going to be in the house -- >> stephanie: of course. because you have boner saying
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things like if we lose jobs so be it, right? >> exactly. exactly. and many of my colleagues in the gop in the house would like nothing better than to go to five-day delivery and then sell off the most profitable routes to private industry make the delivery of mail to the less profitable routes uneconomical and see the postal service go away. >> stephanie: all right. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back with congressman schiff on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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>> announcer: stephanie miller. >> this is turning into one very sexy struggle for the future of the human race. >> stephanie: uh-huh. thirty-four minutes after the hour. frank writes is it me or does the congressman sound like a younger calmer version of william shatner. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: could you say price line. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: okay. all right. >> [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: congressman adam schiff of the great state of california live in studio with us. i have got to do this story with you, because we talk about how hard it is to govern here in washington -- >> i'm sorry, but i can think of nothing but we should boldly go where no man has gone before. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right.
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do you have that out of your system now? they have their own set of facts, which is why they were so stunned when mitt romney lost. but we were just talking about -- there's a great story now -- a daily news reporter explained how he inadvertently created the myth that chuck hagel spoke to a non-existent hamas group. and you have people like rand paul asking about questions in -- >> hillary clinton: turkey? . this is hugh hewitt. >> ben sha pir row at breitbart out today, there is something called friends of hamas, if is that true would that lead you
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to vote against senator hagel. >> i saw that information and it is more and more concerning. >> and the north koreans were very flattered that [ inaudible ] was the sexiest man alive in the onion. >> stephanie: right. you have got to hear the fun facts of this. [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: he gave a speech to a group called friends of hamas. fortunately for hagel this was bogus. in the process i became part of an inadvertent -- here is what hand. when rumors swirled that he has received speaking freeze i attempted to check them out. i called an aid on the hill, so i asked my source had hagel
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given a speech to say the junior league ofs he bu la or friends of hamas. and on february 7th, there it is breitbart.com screened the headline, house with spokesperson ducks question on friends of hamas. senate source told breitbart news they had been told one of the reasons chuck hagel has not turned over requested documents is that one of the names listed is a group pur portedly called friends of hamas. [♪ dramatic music ♪]
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>> stephanie: and mike huckabee on fox news said these rumors if true, could disqualify him. i am the creator of the friends of hamas myth. my example -- [ inaudible ], but this is the kind of world we live in, and you have to operate in as a legislator. >> it is crazy, and we saw a lot of that played out in the whole benghazi business when they went after susan rice for something he is had nol involvement in. and they are relying on the best intelligence that they could produce -- >> stephanie: they were holding up cabinet appointment over something he had nothing to do with. every time i think i have never seen this, it gets worse, right?
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>> it is absolutely incredible. and you know you are in an alternate universe when karl rove is the voice of reason. >> i think the superintendent a thief. he is stealing from our kids. >> and i believe that you are an idiot. >> stephanie: this is the hyperbole that we have gotten to. >> it's incredible. i remember sitting in shock when one of the house members called the president a liar to his face. but that's the kind of world we're in at this point. >> stephanie: i think the look on nancy pelosi's face said it all. but like i was saying with gerrymandering, i'm not sure how we get out of this. i would like to think -- do you have any hope in 2014 that we
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would be able to gain some leverage at least? >> absolutely. if they continue down this path of repeated economic crises the americans are going to respond and rebel against this, and it didn't work for them when they did it in '94, it is not going to work now, but it's an awful price for the country to pay. i would hope they got the message in the last election. they lost the presidential race lost seats in the senate and house, and they are walking away like they won the election. >> stephanie: you know, just wrote that republicans just keep thinking oh, they need just one more election. how many elections are you going to have whereas you said the american people get it. it's not the messenger, that it's message, right? >> it is. and i think that many of the -- what used to be referred to as the rockefeller republicans, but they look at
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today's gop and they see it as this train going down the tracks, and there is no bridge over the ravine, and the train is getting closer and closer -- >> stephanie: when that part of the highway isn't done and they don't know -- >> yeah. unfortunately we're all riding on the train. >> stephanie: yes. and to reference another movie, they are going to the wrong way, if you are a plains trains and automobiles aficionado like we are. >> you're going the wrong way! >> stephanie: michael you are on can congressman schiff. >> caller: hi, steph, i'm from buffalo, new york. >> stephanie: oh my. >> caller: yeah, hello home girl, how are you doing? >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: i'm the only black guy in orange county. [ laughter ] >> caller: and i feel like i'm
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the only liberal too. i just get pounded with the rhetoric every day, and i found you a few months ago and you are a beam of hope out there. one of my dear friends lived in orange county and i visited just one because it was too creepy. what are all of the gates for to keep ott blacks and jews? >> i know. >> stephanie: i'm like everyone looks the same. >> caller: i know. >> stephanie: any way but you wanted to talk about gerrymandering. >> caller: yeah we see it coming in slow motion and it's stopping congress from moving forward, how does it happen, and why don't the democrats fight it? seriously they are stealing our country. that's my question. >> redistricting reform has been done really state by state, and what we have seen in many respects is in the red states
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they don't pass redistricting reforms, they continue to gerrymander, and in the blue states we ungerrymander, so you have a lot of the blue states disarming, a lot of the red states retaining the gerrymander. the only way to confront that is to have a national reform that requires all states to set up an independent process to draw the lines. that's hard to accomplish because it is against the self interest of the people in congress. but we need to raise this issue because it may be the most significant reform we could have, and have the biggest impact in ending the polarization -- >> stephanie: it just seems decidedly undemocratic. >> it is. it is undemocratic to have the elected choosing the voters instead of voters choosing the elected -- >> caller: it is true that democrats won more votes for
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congress, but it got less people into the house. is that true? >> i think that's right. the democrats won the popular vote but still don't control the house. >> stephanie: michael good point. i'm coming behind the orange curtain to get you. >> caller: all right. where did you go to high school? [overlapping speakers] >> caller: all of the hobbies. >> stephanie: yeah i'll get some jenny cream ail. you just wait there. help is on the way. [ applause ] >> by the way listener james tweeted before he leaves congressman shift needs to say you are listening to smooth jazz. you have the best smooth jazz voice of anybody in congress. >> captain kirk and smooth jazz. >> stephanie: do it, please. >> you are listening to smooth jazz. >> you are listening to smooth jazz. [ applause ] >> wow! >> stephanie: you have a future
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my son. >> you do. >> with smooth jazz. >> on the star ship enterprise. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour. he is fun. he is a bubbly congressman. we'll be right back with congressman adam schiff. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking?
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it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. forty-nine minutes after the hour. congressman adam schiff live in studio with us. very, very exciting from burbank right here. not like he puts a lot of effort into it. >> and west hollywood where i just moved to so now he is my congressman. >> stephanie: is this the part of the show where we bitch about local issues. >> tell me where the speed bump is. >> stephanie: somebody called in and asked if you can help with the saturday delivery for the post office. here is the exciting news. the u.s. postal service is launching a fashion line. the u.s. postal service announced plans to release a fashion line for men. the postal service does not have to pay for it, which is good but will receive a small percentage of the profits. which could help.
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>> and then they'll have the bake sale. >> stephanie: men in blue shorts. i don't know. >> i think they are selling like t-shirts and -- >> and those pith helmets. >> stephanie: exactly. doug you are on with congressman schiff. >> caller: beam me up captain, and take stephanie with us. i'm a gun owner. i am a hunter. i am in florida, but i think that the -- the same thing should apply to the guns and someone should submit that as a bill that you have to license, register and insure every gun that you have. if i own a house, if i own a plane, i have to do all of that. i can kill anything with a plane, boat, or car, so do it with the guns.
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>> stephanie: yeah. that's an interesting -- what do you think, congressman? >> i think wayne lapierre is going to revoke your nra membership for that. but i think you make a very good point, which is the requirements that we have for so many other things we don't apply to guns. the gun industry is treated very differently -- >> stephanie: just look at the seat belt laws, all of that stuff -- it just is incredible where people think you can't have any regulation on guns who's only purpose is to kill right? >> well, yes. well it's also for sport -- >> stephanie: well that's usually killing something. >> or target practice. >> people go for target practice, but you make an interesting point about the way we treat guns differently than other things that are far less dangerous, but now it is just such a struggle to get universal background checks that that's where we ought to put our focus.
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>> stephanie: you are right. nothing is always -- what does the president always say, let perfect be the enemy of good. this is where we have gotten the bar so low that we go okay if we can get anything. >> yeah, the other point i want to make, though that the leadership of the nra are now opposing universal background checks where they were for it just a few years ago, they are out of step with their members, most of whom are very responsible gun owners and got their gun with a background check. but their own leadership see this as a fund-raising opportunity, and they are out of step with the country and their own members. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: congressman i know you hear all the time that the president is trying to take away
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religious freedom in america. we love people that make points with humor. motor vehicle commission in new jersey called the police on a man who refused to remove a pasta strainer from his head while having his driver's license picture taken, he said it was a religious head dressing. >> there was a person who believes when you die your car goes to up state new york in buffalo >> stephanie: oh it must be
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heaven. grace you are on with congressman schiff. >> caller: hi. i'm a former navy officer, and i took an oath to the constitution, if these politicians take an oath to the constitution, and then they take another oath which puts the first one out of whack -- >> stephanie: you mean to grover. >> caller: yeah, to grover norquist, how are they legally an officer of the congress? because i wrote twice -- i wrote to the senate and i wrote to the house of representatives, their ethics committee and i never got an answer back so i don't think they have an answer. >> stephanie: oh, it makes you chucklely, yeah. this question has been raised many times. since when do you take an oath to a guy.
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>> the oath that matters is the oath to the constitution and no pledge has precedence over that oath. i think the oath that take the no-tax pledge would say it is consistent with the constitution. >> stephanie: grover norquist nor wayne lapierre are elected to anything so if you are signing some oaths or trying to get ratings from a guy -- >> i have never pledged an oath to anyone named grover. >> the only people you should take an oath to are your constituents. >> stephanie: right. alan you are on with congressman schiff. >> caller: yes, sir, good morning. they knew that march 1st, 2013 would be coming and i have to deal with my home budget.
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now all of a sudden it's one side's fault that we're not going to work with this march 1st deadline. i just want to know your comments and would like to hear this. thank you. >> stephanie: okay. >> i think it's easy to feel that, well since there is no agreement in congress both sides are equally responsible. but one side has compromised and expressed a willingness to continue compromising, and the president in the last more than $2 trillion deficit reduction, so the -- i think responsibility for the impasse is not equally held by both parties at this point. and i think none of us thought that the sequester had any chance of going into effect because it is so punitive but one of the parties has decided that is